This simple, old-fashioned spiced raisin sauce has been a longstanding holiday tradition for Margery Davis Bennett's husband. His family enjoys it with cooked turkey or ham.

Margery Davis Bennett, Anacortes, Washington
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Recipe Summary

Makes 2 1/4 cups; 8 to 10 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 2- to 3-quart pan over medium heat, stir sugar and 1/2 cup water until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add raisins, jelly, vinegar, butter, lemon juice, cloves, mace, salt, and pepper; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until raisin sauce is reduced to 2 1/4 cups, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.

  • Nutritional analysis per 1/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; calories from fat 11%; protein 0.6g; fat 2.7g; saturated fat 1.6g; carbohydrates 49g; fiber 1g; sodium 99mg; cholesterol 6.9mg.